Two Ukrainian footballers died during the Russian invasion of the country: Vitalii Sapylo and Dmytro Martynenkoas reported by the world players union (FIF Pro), who expressed his sorrow and sorrow for the deaths.
Vitalii Sapylo, 21, belonged to the youth team of the Karpaty Lvivwhile Dmytro ‘Dima’ Martynenko, at the age of 25, was playing for the FC Gostomel.
Our thoughts are with the families, friends and teammates of young Ukrainian footballers Vitalii Sapylo and Dmytro Martynenko, football’s first reported losses in this war. May they both rest in peace,” he said. FIF Pro.
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El Karpaty announced the death of Sapylo and said that his passing occurred on Friday, February 25 “near Kiev” in “combat with Russian forces while defending” the Ukrainian capital. “Eternal memory of this hero,” the club wrote about him.
For his part, Martynenko was killed along with his mother after a bombing at his home, the local Kyiv-Sviatoshynskyi federation explained on its Facebook page.
FIFA and UEFA announced this week that Russian teams have been suspended from international and club competitions. until new notice.
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